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Journalists killed under the Arroyo administration

February 19, 2007 8:47pm
Fifty journalists have been killed in the Philippines since Arroyo took over the presidency.

NAME NEWS ORGANIZATION DATE OF DEATH MEDIUM/
LOCATION
1 Muhammad Yusop DXID / Pagadian City Feb. 24, 2001 Radio/ Provincial
2 Candelario 'Jhun" Cayona DXLL / Zamboanga City May 30, 2001 Radio/ Provincial
3 Joy Mortel Mindoro Guardian May 31, 2001 Print/ Provincial
4 Benjaline "Beng" Hernandez CEGP/ Davao April 5, 2002 Campus/Provincial
5 Edgar Damalerio DXKP, Zamboanga Scribe, Mindanao Gold Star / Pagadian City May 13, 2002 Radio-Print/ Provincial
6 Sonny Alcantara Kokus, Celestron Cable TV / San Pablo City Aug. 22, 2002 TV/ Provincial
7 John Belen Villanueva, Jr. DZGB /Legazpi City April 28, 2003 Radio/ Provincial
8 Apolinario "Polly" Pobeda DWTI / Lucena City May 17, 2003 Radio/ Provincial
9 Bonifacio Gregorio Dyaryo Banat / Tarlac July 8, 2003 Print/ Provincial
10 Noel Villarante The Laguna Score/DZJV Aug. 19, 2003 Radio-Print/ Provincial
11 Rico Ramirez DXSF/Butuan City Aug. 20, 2003 Radio/ Provincial
12 Juan "Jun" Pala DXGO/Davao City Sept. 6, 2003 Radio/ Provincial
13 Nelson Nadura DYME/Masbate City Dec. 2, 2003 Radio/ Provincial
14 Ruel Endrinal DZRC/Legazpi City Feb. 11, 2004 Radio/ Provincial
15 Eliseo “Ely" Binoya Radyo Natin/General Santos City June 17, 2004 Radio/ Provincial
16 Roger Mariano DZJC-Aksyon Radio/ Laoag July 31, 2004 Radio/ Provincial
17 Arnnel Manalo DZRH/Bulgar/Batangas Aug. 5, 2004 Radio-Print/ Provincial
18 Jonathan Abayon RGMA Superadyo/ General Santos City Aug. 8, 2004 Radio/ Provincial
19 Fernando Consignado Radio Veritas / Laguna Aug. 12, 2004 Radio/ Provincial
20 Romy Binungcal Remate / Bataan Sept. 29, 2004 Print/Provincial
21 Eldy Gabinales (Eldy Sablas) DXJR-FM / Tandag, Surigao del Sur Oct. 19, 2004 Radio/Provincial
22 Gene Boyd Lumawag MindaNews / Jolo, Sulu Nov. 12, 2004 Online/Provincial
23 Herson "Bombo Boy"
Hinolan
Bombo RadyoAklan Nov. 13, 2004 Radio/Provincilal
24 Michael Llorin Freelance photojournalist/ Manila Nov. 13, 2004 Print/Manila
25 Allan Dizon Freeman Cebu and Banat News / Cebu Nov. 27, 2004 Print/Provincial
26 Stephen Omaois Guru News Weekly / Kalinga Dec. 1, 2004 Print/Provincial
27 Edgar Amoro Freelance broadcaster/
Pagadian City
Feb. 2, 2005 Radio/Provincial
28 Arnulfo Villanueva Asian Star Express Balita/ Naic, Cavite Feb. 28, 2005 Print/Provincial
29 Romeo Sanchez DZNL / Baguio March 9, 2005 Radio/Provincial
30 Marlene Garcia Esperat The Midland Review / Tacurong City March 24, 2005 Print/Provincial
31 Klein Cantoneros DXAA / Dipolog City May 4, 2005 Radio/Provincial
32 Philip Agustin Starline Times Recorder / Aurora May 10, 2005 Print/Provincial
33 Rolando Morales DWMD-Radio Mindanao Network / South Cotabato July 3, 2005 Radio/Provincial
34 Ricardo “Ding" Uy DZRS-AM / Sorsogon City Nov. 18,2005 Radio/Provincial
35 Robert Ramos Katapat / Laguna Nov. 20, 2005 Print/Provincial
36 George Benaojan DYDD / Talisay City, Cebu
Bantay Balita
Dec. 1, 2005 Radio and Print/Provincial
37 Rolly Canete DXPR, DXPA, DXBZ / Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur Jan. 20, 2006 Radio / Provincial
38 Graciano Aquino Central Luzon Forum / Bataan Jan. 21, 2006 Print / Provincial
39 Orlando Mendoza Tarlac Profile, Tarlac Patrol / Tarlac April 2, 2006 Print / Provincial
40 Nicolas Cervantes (freelance) / Surigao May 2, 2006 Print / Provincial
41 Albert Orsolino* Saksi Ngayon / Metro Manila May 16, 2006 Print / Metro
42 Fernando "Dong" Batul DYPR / Puerto Princesa, Palawan May 22, 2006 Radio / Provincial
43 George Vigo Union of Catholic Asian News / June 19, 2006 Print /
44 Macel Alave-Vigo DXND / Kidapawan City June 19, 2006 Radio / Provincial
46 Armando "Racman" Pace DXDS / Digos City June 19, 2006 Radio / Provincial
47 Dick Melendres Tanod / Metro Manila July 31, 2006 Print / Metro
48 Ponciano Grande DWJJ / Nueva Ecija
The Recorder, The Nueva Ecija Times
Dec. 7, 2006 Radio, Print / Provincial
49 Andres "Andy" Acosta DZJC / Laoag City Dec. 21, 2006 Radio / Provincial
50 Hernani Pastolero, Sr. Lightning Courier / Cotabato City p Feb. 19, 2007 Print / provincial


Source: National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
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